(compound verb | came out, past tense)
The act of disclosing one’s gender or orientation to someone who previously did not know. Coming out can be a scary stressful experience but also a beautiful transformational one.
e.g. Wade came out to friends when ve was a teenager.
Further reading to gain expanded context:
Coming Out Resources | GLSEN
Coming out when the labels don’t fit | Archer Magazine
Ace up my sleeve: Coming out as asexual | Archer Magazine
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